Social Justice

 206 Posts 0 Comments 511158 Views

Tonight Was In No Way OK.

Our disappointment at what happened again tonight at the school board meeting cannot be overstated. Like other leaders around the country who do nothing about gun violence, it is deplorable that the adults here in our public schools again decided to delay action. In some ways we are not surprised as our efforts since 2012 have been met over and over again in these ways. Such behavior has happened at all levels: school board, superintendent’s office, legal, principals, counselors, everyone.…

Woman Alleges Steve Wynn Used Her Job, Executive Boyfriend’s as Leverage for Sex

A former employee at the Golden Nugget and Mirage alleges Steve Wynn coerced her into a two-year-long sexual relationship by making implicit threats to not only her job but also her boyfriend’s. Meg, who doesn’t want to use her last name, says she first appeared on Wynn’s radar when she attended the opening of the Mirage in 1989 with her then-fiance, an executive with the hotel company.  The two never married. It was a Cinderella moment for me. “It was a Cinderella…

Steve Wynn Described by former Cocktail Waitress as “Forceful, Aggressive”

A former Golden Nugget cocktail waitress says Steve Wynn, whom she had never met, showed up unannounced at her home three weeks into her tenure at the hotel in May of 1988. “I think he was in a light blue Mercedes and he was with an African-American valet,” the woman, who requested anonymity, said of the unannounced visit.  “My neighbor called me and said ‘Steve Wynn is coming up the stairs to your apartment!” When the woman (I’ll call her Sherri),…

William Anderson

Moapa Chairman Who Led Fight to Shut Down Coal Plant, Built First Commercial Solar Array on a Native American Reservation Passes Away

MOAPA, NV - Former Moapa Band of Paiutes Tribal Chairman William Milton Anderson passed away Sunday in his home at the age of 44. In 2000, William became one of the youngest chairpersons in the history of the Moapa Band of Paiutes Tribe at the age of 26. He will be most remembered for his second term as Chairman where, under his leadership, the Moapa Band of Paiutes reshaped the energy and environmental landscape of the Southwestern United States. [caption…

DACA is Not a Bargaining CHIP

DACA is Not a Bargaining CHIP

DACA is Not a Bargaining CHIP: Brinkmanship Poised to Shutdown Government Despite early-week progress to avoid a government shutdown, it appears that President Trump’s intervention has (once-again) scuttled good-faith negotiations over DACA between Republicans and Democrats on a Continuing Resolution that would keep the nation’s government funded for the next month. Playing Politics With Funding Despite having held hostage the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) since October, and with short-term funding due to be depleted as early as this Friday,…

Pence Appears With Heller at Nellis Air Force Base, Warns of Potential Conflict With North Korea

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence appeared with U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R), and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R) to a crowd of about 1,500 military service members and invited guests at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas. After Heller introduced Pence and praised President Donald Trump’s first year in office, Pence warned of potential trouble ahead in North Korea and the Middle East. And yet, neither Heller nor Pence addressed the…

Cliven Bundy Challenges Federal Authority Over Public Lands After Release from Jail

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro ordered the release of Cliven Bundy from federal custody. On Wednesday, Cliven Bundy addressed the media at Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters. Even as many Nevadans continue to condemn Bundy’s 2014 armed standoff against federal and local law enforcement agents, Bundy threatened more unrest as long as federal public lands remain as such. (more…)

Nevadans Speak Out on DACA, TPS, and the Future of Immigration Reform

Last September, President Donald Trump announced the end of the DACA program that has shielded some 900,000 DREAMers from deportation. The Trump Administration has since followed that up by scaling back the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program that’s offered legal protection to select refugees. What does this mean for local immigrant communities? Here are a few stories of the Nevadans who are suddenly on the front line of Congress’ immigration debate. (more…)

Rosen and Titus Meet with Immigrant Activists, Promise Action on DREAM Act and TPS

Last Thursday, Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Henderson) met with immigrant rights activists in Las Vegas to discuss ways to protect DACA and TPS recipients. The next day, Rep. Dina Titus (D-Las Vegas) gathered with activists and community leaders at Las Vegas City Hall to outline her plan of action to help immigrant communities. With the Trump Administration ending DACA and rolling back TPS, activists are demanding that Congress pass legislation with permanent legal status and a path to citizenship. During their…